AZG Armenian Daily #087, 08/05/2008

Armenian Genocide

CATHOLICOS OF ALL ARMENIANS URGES ALL THE COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD TO
RECOGNIZE THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE

Catholicos of All-Armenians Garegin II yesterday in Vatican called all
the countries of the world to recognize the Armenian Genocide.

According to Associated Press, His Holiness delivered a speech during
a meeting of Pop Benedict the 16th with the believers.

His Holiness Garegin II urged all nations and countries to condemn
jointly all the genocides of human history.

"Denial of those crimes is as unjust as committing of them. Many
countries of the world recognized and condemned the Armenian Genocide
committed in the Ottoman Empire", mentioned the Catholicos of
All-Armenians.

During the meeting, Pop Benedict the 16th spoke of the severe
temptations of the Christian Armenians "especially during the last
century".

West news agencies recall that Pop John Paul II visited Armenia in
2001 and laid a wreath at the memorial of the Armenians that became
victims of what happened in the Ottoman Empire.

Translated by L.H